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Yadira Galarza Cauchi from ADOREBEAUTY recently interviewed Dr Simone for an article about the benefits of quality wholefood protein drinks for your diet and what to avoid when selecting your protein powder. “Protein powders made from wholefood ingredients means they’re bioavailable so your gut can easily absorb and utilise the essential amino acids as building blocks for your health. The nine essential amino acids are also key building blocks for protein and therefore can assist with collagen production, the framework to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful,” said Dr Simone. what ingredients to look for when selecting a protein powder WHOLEFOOD PROTEIN POWDER OVER WHEY PROTEIN Wholefood Plant protein has far superior utilisation and uptake into the cell and muscle than whey. Plants absorb more easily than any product derived from dairy foods. Whey protein powders are by-products of the liquid waste products of cheese production and still contain a small amount of lactose. Lactose is very hard to digest in a lot of

Regular movement and exercise is not only great for your heart but can also improve your immune system. Balance is the key, for too little or too much exercise can reduce your immune system, due to free radical damage. Exercise supports both the systemic (whole-body cellular) response and mucosal (mucous lining of the respiratory tract) response to an infectious virus. A published paper in 2019 study by Nieman and Wentz in NCBI revealed that regular exercise had an overall anti-inflammatory influence mediated through multiple pathways and created a surge in the circulation of innate immune cells, thus improving immune function. With many of us social distancing and working from home there are still lots of beneficial ways to exercise. Most countries you can still go for a bike ride, walk or jog, which we as a family find wonderful to prevent ‘cabin fever’. There are many online options too so choose your favourite movement or choose something online you have never done

Muscle testing is perhaps a lesser-known term for what is professionally referred to as Applied Kinesiology. It’s a noninvasive form of what is considered a healing art or alternative wellness practice and is said to evaluate structural, chemical, and mental aspects of one’s overall well-being. While this practice may exist in the realm of what some consider woo-woo, there are numerous cases made that muscle testing can be very effective for certain prognoses. According to the International College of Applied Kinesiology, the use of manual muscle testing is simply “to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system.” Various treatments can fall under this broad practice, however. They “may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating environmental irritants, and various reflex procedures.” Now that we got that out of the way, we’ll get back to plain English and say that a part of this practice actually has a